We Choose Space!

We Choose Space!

Show Description

Fifty years ago, President Kennedy chose the Moon. Today we can still choose a trip into space to the completed International Space Station (ISS) or to the Moon. Prepare for an immersive full-dome adventure on the ISS or in a future moon colony. This show, which uses real fisheye photography from inside the ISS, makes human spaceflight after the Space Shuttle very exciting, immersive, and real.

Grade Level: 4-12
LINK: Solar System Gallery

State Standards, Benchmarks, and GLEs

 Grade 4



(ESS-E-B6) Explain how technology has improved our knowledge of the universe (e.g., Hubble telescope, space stations, lunar exploration)


(C-1D-E1)  Identify the means by which individuals become U.S. citizens

(C-1D-E2) Discuss civic traits of good citizenship that are important in making the nation a better place to live


Grade 5


(SI-M-B3) Explain how technology can expand the senses and contribute to the increase and/or modification of scientific knowledge

(SI-M-B5)  Recognize the importance of communication among scientists about investigations in progress and the work of others

(SI-M-B7)  Identify areas in which technology has changed human lives (e.g., transportation, communication, geographic information systems, DNA fingerprinting)

(SI-M-B7)  Evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment

(ESS-M-C8)  Identify and explain advances in technology that have enabled the exploration of space


Grade 6


(PS-M-B3)  Identify forces acting on all objects


Grade 7

(SE-M-a-1)  Identify resources humans derive from ecosystems

(SE-M-A8) Identify and analyze the environmental impact of humans' use of technology (e.g., energy production, agriculture, transportation, human habitation)

 Social Studies

(C-1D-M3) Explain the importance of various rights and responsibilities of citizenship to the individual or to society at large (e.g., Bill of Rights) 


Grade 8


 (PS-M-B2) Define gravity and describe the relationship among the force of gravity, the mass of objects, and the distance between objects

(PS-M-B2) Predict how the gravitational attraction between two masses will increase of decrease when changes are made in the masses or in the distance between the objects

Social Studies

(C-1D-M5) Explain the importance of being an informed citizen on public issues, recognizing propaganda, and knowing the voting issues 

 Physical Science

(PS-H-E1) Compare the characteristics and strengths of forces in nature (e.g., gravitational, electrical, magnetic, nuclear)


(PS-H-E1) Relate gravitational force to mass and distance


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